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December 11, 2013 / Fantelius

Nelson and Jesus

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They are processing Nelson Mandela to remove the essence of his struggle so that he can stand as an empty icon. Like with Jesus, they’ll not tire of shouting his name and producing tons of pictures and symbols while barely whispering a word of what he stood for.

Nelson considered poverty one of the worst evils in general and a particularly obscene one in the shadow of vulgar wealth from towers of inequality.
”Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.”

Although a victim of racism, he never viewed the crimes against black people as an exclusive injustice. It wasn’t merely the suffering of his race that should dominate the focus.
”All of us, black and white, should spare no effort in our struggle against all forms and manifestations of racism, wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head.”

His view of American imperialism (not the American people) will shock most citizens of the North Atlantic Empire, but not most of the people of the rest of the world.
”If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care.”

Unfortunately, it’s not just the masters of the empire who don’t care.

 

 

“Courage knows fear and defies it, giving courage to us all.”
Dartwill Aquila

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